Snow Leopard Tour

Ladakh Snow Leopard Viewing

Snow leopard. The very name evokes all that is most wild, mysterious and elusive in nature. This is an animal that comes cloaked not just in the subtle beauty of its own coat but also in all the high drama of the harsh and magnificent environment that it dominates.

Witness the elusive white ghost of the Himalayas on our specially curated Snow Leopard Expedition in Leh. One of the four Big Cats in India, it is a formidable ambush hunter that rules over the snow-clad peaks of the highest mountain range of our planet. Extremely shy and highly camouflaged, catching even a glimpse of this beautiful predator would be an experience of a lifetime.

Situated in Trans Himalaya range of Western Himalayas neighboring to Tibet, Ladakh is among the best possible places to see snow leopard The dominant season for sightings is winter, when high-altitude mountain goats descend to the valleys, with the leopard often behind. In the stern beauty of Ladakh’s winter landscape, your quest for the snow leopard can prove to be an outstanding adventure.

While on tour, you’ll experience the warmth of local home stays in the Rumbak Valley located in the heart of Hemis National Park.  You will also have time to visit some of the great monasteries and picturesque villages of the region, experiencing a compelling contrast between the stone-hard mountain people of area and the gentle and cheerful Buddhism that they practice.

Your tracking guide and his network of local scouts, traverse the mountains of Ladakh by vehicle and on foot in search of the snow leopard and other wildlife.  While we are hopeful, snow leopard sightings are not guaranteed.

Please note: We have done reconnaissance in the region mentioned above. After speaking with local experts, we have produced a sample itinerary which is subject to change based on firsthand knowledge from village experts and their insight into the movement patterns of the snow leopard.

I was super impressed with everyone and everything about Alpine Ascents! My guides were excellent, and I felt safe and prepared because of them, even though this was my first expedition, ever. I was impressed and super happy they adjusted our itinerary to the weather conditions, and we had a beautiful day to summit. The […]


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